Academic journal article Learning Disability Quarterly

Lessons Learned from the LDQ

Academic journal article Learning Disability Quarterly

Lessons Learned from the LDQ

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With this issue, I complete my service as editor of the LDQ. Over the past six years, I have learned a lot. My sincere hope is that you personally and we collectively have learned as well. I have learned about the science and politics of learning disabilities and the frequent intermingling of the two. Topics of submissions and approaches to methodology have taught me about the directions in which our field is going. We are sometimes trend followers, assuming research agendas and adopting methodological standards prescribed by policies or our peers. I have learned that at the same time, we are trendsetters, working as a professional community to seek answers to questions, exploring differences of opinion instead of ceasing dialogue, and doing the hard work of laying the path for the directions we will go, instead of merely blazing trails in endless directions. Through these lessons, I have learned a lot about our professional community. We are collectively dedicated to the advancement of our field. Scholars representing many perspectives have sought to publish in the LDQ, to contribute to our professional dialogue.

On your behalf and to you, I would like to extend my thanks for all I have learned. …

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